Father Time

I have hidden in the shadows.
For an eternity more
I have hidden my heart.
For the lifetime of a world
I have taken these turns in life.
Every time learning so much more
I have seen a billion souls born.
And even more pass on
I have closed my eyes.
Covered my fire.
Content with living in the shadows
To walk in the dark
To sleep upon broken dreams
And wade in nightmares
Searching for my peace
I am imaged by most.
But never seen.
My mind is swift.
My heart is emotionless.
My face is wrinkled and old.
My hands are tattered and torn.
And my name an ancient song of old
To this course of which I am beholden
Time Evermore.